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LEGISLATURE IN SESSION.
The Montana Legislature convened in extra session yesterday. It opens for the first time in our history in conven ient and appropriate quarters that pre sent the appearance of a capitol build ing with all desirable conveniences. We congratulate the members on their good fortune in being the first occupants, and we hope their services will be such as to give it a memorable dedication. It is to be regretted that the grounds about the building and the sidewalk approaches are not further advanced. We have the highest confidence in the ability and honesty of the members of the present Legislature. Though they have so generally been abused for their poor work and their failures, it is more the result of circumstances that could neither have been forseen nor controlled. There are a great many laws that we w'ould like to see passed, but the first and main thing is to put our revenue laws in shape, and it is doubtful if much else will receive consideration. The great leaks in the Territorial treasury are matters of general notoriety. These must be stopped and many of the license taxes should be repealed. The distinc tion between useful occupations and those concerned with luxuries should be kept in mind and clearly drawn, and expeditures kept within the limits. The delay in printing the laws of the last session will be felt as a serious in convenience in the work that is now to be done. Laws are to be amended and repealed that have never been officially printed and are not generally known. THE MESSAGE. The message of Governor Leslie, de livered in person to the Legislature in joint convention yesterday, was laid before our readers last evening. It is a pains-taking, conscientiously prepared document. Its suggestions are all good, but not all equally important and we incline to think that it will lose in weight and influence by trying to cover too many points. Already enough work seems to be laid out for a full session. Some of the disclosed defects can be very «easily and quickly remedied. Others require more time. To prepare a model revenue bill would require a session by itself. We incline to think that it was a mistake to undertake any radical change. Whatever model is originally adopted it should be adhered to in the main and changed only as de fects are discovered and new wants arise. The Governor has done his duty well and we hope the Legislature will re spond promptly and co-operate to make short a good work. Secretary Fpiechild on Wednesday last bad a plenty of bonds offered for re demption at market rates and accepted over three millions. The Secretary says these purchases will continue every Wed nesday till January, and if the purchases average three millions a week they will amount to 154,000,000 by that time and leave less thad $200,000,000 of 4J per cents outstanding. There is no occasion for having any surplus in the treasury and all talk about it is idle and silly in the ex treme. With a debt of a billion dollars in a form that can be bought up at market rates of money, it matters very little whether the government buys at these market rates or borrows the money at lower rates and takes them up. If the policy is only adhered to of paying off the debt an administration favorable to such a policy can do it just as well as Congress without any further legislation. There was an attempted combination of the banks to make the Secretary pay more than the market price, but it failed egregiously. The holders of the bonds that are to come due in 1891 are already looking for new investments. They are anxious to realize the present premium which will disappear very rapidly as the period of maturity approaches. There is an advantage in these weekly purchases of bonds even over the monthly call of ex tended bonds for redemption. The temper of the money market is tested more fre quently. If there is a greater demand for money for good investment there will be more bonds offered at more favorable rates and the purchasers will be larger. There need be no loss or inconvenience to any bond holder, as was frequently the case under the extended 3 per cents. After a hearing of Col. Reynolds, who visited the city for that purpose, Governor Leslie concluded to commission him, in ac cordance with the choice of the majority of his fellow officers, as Colonel of the Montana Militia. The nature of the charges or accusations against Colonel Reynolds, or the source from which they emanated, we have been unable to learn, but whatever they were or from whence they originated, they have been success fully controverted. The Governor, we un derstand, signified as much to Col. Rey nolds and the long withheld commission is forthwith to be issued. The understand ing reached settles a very unpleasant oc currence, and the peace and harmony of the militia, we trust, w ill henceforth and for always remain undisturbed. It is said by those who know that our scab law is a failure for want of means to carry it out. Instead of a half mill tax it should be a mill tax. Men who knowingly bring in scabby sheep should be held pe cuniarily and criminally responsible. A mill tax on two million valuation of sheep will only produce $2,000, and this is about as little as will servo to accomplish any thing. Our sheep men are put to the ex pense of thousands every year by reason of having scabby sheep driven in. Every man in the Territory favors keeping diseased sheep out. Let no railroad ship in any ex cept furnished with a good bill of health. It is reported that in Chicago a few days ago a Mr. Halter married Miss Rope, and the officiating clergyman was the Rev. Mr. Knott. It sounds a great deal like a yarn. SEWERAGE. It is not an open question but that Helena needs a system of sewerage as speedily as it can be built, anti it is such a matter of vital and pressing necessity that it justifies an appeal to the Legis lature at this extra seesion. It will cost much money if well done and if not well done it might as well not be done at all. Some part of the expense ought to be charged against the adjoining property owners. In a city with the wealth of Helena, five per cent bonds ought to command par, especially with provisions for payment of interest in New York. Minneapolis could get a premium on four per cent bonds and the security that we offer is just as good for the smaller amount that we need. We care not how stringent the general law is made, but the power of our citizens to protect their health in this way should be granted and no ordinary taxation will reach the case. The work is for future gener ations as much as the present one and they must be allowed to help pay for it. The power should extend to providing for water supply and sewerage jointly. It is expected that Huntington's pur chase of the Guatemala road and its early completion is connected with a scheme to supply Central and South America with coal from the extensive mines of Northern Alabama. This coal is now delivered iu Mobile harbor at less than $1.50 per ton and could be delivered in the Bay of Hon duras or any other harbor on the Atlantic coast and the northern ports of South America for from $2 50 to $3 'per ton, which is no more than the cost at New castle, England. English coal is now sold in these Central and South American markets to the amount of $50,000,000 an nually at prices ranging from $8 to $15 per ton. Here is a wide margin of profit for the American coal men, and there is no good reason why the United States should not have the whole of this profitable trade. Ships that go loaded with coal must have return cargoes, and paying freights both ways would make freights cheaper. With proper effort and favorable commercial treaties we could get the control of all the South American trade within ten years, and this trade could be increased an hun dred fold from its present proportions. M. Kateoff, the editor of the Moscow Gazette, recently deceased, w as a great man and is but poorly understood in this coun try. He was a keen observer of our coun try, and the great mission of his life was to make the Russians independent of other nations by building up home manufactures instead of depending on foreigners for all manufactures and all kinds of skilled labor. His theory was Russia for the Russians. He opposed foreign land ownership and advocated protection, and he practically brought about a revolution that will make Russia independent, powerful and rich. Russia and the United States are alike in many respects. They are the only two great nations in the world that have suffi cient internal resources to supply for an in definite future all the demands of their growth. What they both want is protec tion to home manufactures, skilled labor, tion to home manufactures, skilled labor, diversified industries, home markets, inter nal improvements, general education, man ual as well as intellectual. Russia and the United States are the great powers of the future. Senator Ingalls is quoted as saying that we must either restrict immigration or look for new conquests and extensions of territory either north or south. Nothing is necessary. The present territory of the United States will support a larger popula tion than China, with its four hundred millions of people. With scientific agri culture our soil can be made to produce a hundred times as much as it does now. We have simply scratched the surface and exhausted the natoral qualities of the soil, without even attempting to improve the productive qualities. The time will come when forty acres will be a large farm in this country, and will be made to produce as much as six hundred and forty acres do now. There are farms under our farms, and all that is needed is to bring them to the surface and set them to producing. One great trouble is that we have had too much land. When we have no more virgin soil to have recourse to, we shall go to work and improve what we have in a sensible way. _ The rapid growth of Southern Califor nia encourages the idea that there will soon be a division of the State. Los Ange les aspires to be a capital and a few more years of such growth as the city and the southern portion of the State have wit nessed in the past three years will add force to the demand and there is no reason to think there will be any great opposition to the division scheme in any quarter. California is large enough for two great States and the interests of the Pacific coast demand a larger representation in the Senate. In the Ohio campaign the Dem ocrais ar doing their best to force the revenue tariff issue upon the people. All of their chief speakers are of this brand, and a large share of them from Kentucky. The result of this policy in Kentucky, at the last election, does not hold out any strong hope that they will do any better among the iron men, wool growers and mannfactnrers of such a strong protection State as Ohio The squirrel and prairie dog industry is liable to receive an early collapse, now that our legislature is in session. We do no not expect that the bounty will lie entirely re pealed, but it will be reduced greatly and fenced in with greater securities against fraud. Within ten days, perhaps by the end of this week, the Manitoba will be at Fort Assinaboine, where existing stage and tele graph lines from this direction will come into immediate connection. From thence to Helena it will be like coming down the home stretch and the interest will increase till the finish. WE do not know that we should blame Idaho for wanting to acquire a portion of Montana. If we lived in Idaho we should very likely want the same thing. It is a compliment to Montana that our neighbors consider our Territory and people such a desirable acquisition. But the people of Montana have but one response to all such propositions. We have none to spare. We have lived together very pleasantly, and so long as the people of Missoula and Beaver head are of the same mind with the rest of ns, we will stand by them and stand to gether to the end, come what may. We have no desire to dismember or wipe Idaho out of existence, but a glance at the map shows in which direction her borders should be enlarged. The southern line of Idaho should be dropped down to the southern line of Wyoming. It will take in a good many Mormons and may occa sion some temporary inconvenience. But Mormonism is on its death bed, and the country is pledged to see that it never gets up. _ It was reported from London yesterday that the English government had decided to modify its proclamation of the League. This humiliation must be mortifying in the extreme. To secure the power to persecute the League the government had conceded all else that Liberal-Unionists had demanded, and at the close of its first meeting with Parliament it retires defeated and humiliated in every measure. No ad ministration that ever attempted to carry on the English government ever made so complete a failure as that of Salisbury. England has got away from the landed aristocracy and nobility and their power is broken forever. We never believed that Senator Sher man ever uttered the words attributed to him in a conversation with a Dominion member of Parliament, to the effect that the Canadians were perfectly justified in their course towards American fishermen. It w r as the very opposite of what he Äid, and evidently was put out to prejudice the public against him. We are sure that there is not a public man in this countiy of either party who holds the views that were falsely attributed to Sherman. We have not, among all our public men. an other so partial to England as Secretary Bayard, and we do not believe even he ap proves the Dominion policy. Old Colorow may feel and talk very brave with a few hundred bucks that have been fattened up at the agency and grown restless and saucy, but we think we know the people of Colorado well enough to pre dict that he will not dictate the terms of settlement, nor will he be allowed to carry on the business of horse-stealing from the people of Colorado with impunity. We have no stomach for an Indian war, but it looks as if those Utes would never make good Indians without a good threshing. It looks to us as if the only thing left now was tA strike quick, strike hard, and fol low it up till they will go back on their reservation and stay there and go to work at some civilized occupation. at some civilized occupation. Collins, to-day, introduced a bill to create the county of Cascade. The pro posed county takes its most important slice of territory from Lewis and Clarke. Within the indicated boundaries is the Snn River country to a point near the Crossing ; thence south to the Dearborn, taking in Minot ; thence east to the Mis souri, covering all the intermediate coun try between the Sun and Dearborn rivers east of the Crossing and Minot. Included in the proposed boundaries wonld also fall, of course, about one-half the length of the Montana Central railroad line between Helena and Great Falls, and transfer from Lewis and Clarke an immediate taxable property of large valuation. The Southern Pacific railroad has re duced its rates one cent per mile for travel over its entire system in California. This is a large concession to the public demand, and will result in a large increase of travel, so that in all probability the net receipts of the road will be little diminished, and in the course of three years would actually be increased. The first effect of these re ductions is of course a falling off of the receipts, and it is the fear of this present loss that influences the railroads more than any doubt about future gains. Oi:r contemporary brags of its "extra" yesterday, furnishing an early copy of the message. An easy performance for any journal on a non-publication day. Tbe Herald, distributed throughout the city a little later, not only contained the mes sage in full and correct text, but the legis lative proceedings for the day, together with the current local and telegraphic news, editorial, miscellaneous, and other matter. The Inter-Ocean is authority for saying that it is the Grand Trunk road that is at the bottom of this fight against the Cana dian Pacific. It has traffic arrangements with American roads, and through them will enter Manitoba, where it has already gained a strong footing and is push ing out into the wheat growing districts. In this view of the case the people of Manitoba are not fighting the one-sided, desperate game that many suppose. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road will have their extension completed both to Chicago and St. Louis before the end of the present year. And this is not the end of its ambition and career. Its next move will be to reach the Atlantic coast with its own line. Boston capital is in the enter prise, and that city is destined to be its terminus. _ We are not sure but it would be a good thing to require by law that 50 per cent, of all money won by any person ander any form of betting shonld be paid into the treasury. _ If the new revenue law is not adopted there mast be some board of equalization, so that sheep, for instance, shall not be assessed $2 in Meagher connty and $1.50 in adjoining connties. CASCADE COUNTY. Synopsis of the Bill Introduced To>day to Create the New County. This morning, in the Council, Hon. T. E, Collins, of Choteau county, introduced Council Bill No. 3, entitled, "An act to create the county of Cascade, to define its boundaries, and to provide for its organ ization." The salient points of the bill are embraced in the following synopsis of its provisions: The new county will embrace parts of Choteau, Meagher and Lewis and Clarke counties. About 35^townships, 1,260 square miles, will be taken from Meagher county; 15 townships, or 540 square miles, from Lewis and Clarke county, aid about the same amount from Choteau. The new county will be thus one of the smallest in the Territory. Great Falls will of course, be its seat of government. It the matter of indebtedness the new county makes itself liable to the counties from which it takes its component parts as fol lows : Meagher, $30,000 ; Lewis and Clarke $5,000 and Choteau $5,000. The moneys to the credit of school districts embraced within the new county are to go into its treasury. The revenue of these counties is not to be touched until next year, when that accruing from property within the boundaries of the new county shall go into its treasury. This year all taxes go to the parent counties as usual. Cbas. Wegner,Rob't Vaughn aud A. E. Dickerman are desig nated county commissioners, to serve until the next general election. The other offi cers are likewise named in the bill. De linquent taxes from the portion« of other counties embraced in Cascade o;> to April 1st, 1887, are to revert to the county. The new county is I contracting an ir,tb I. ...» per cent of h taxable prop- > - court house I.-I-: valuation of st. 1 millions of do. . i > effect December 1 KEYSTONi .. ...... Itundull and anti-RunUai. Convention. i. ed from ; lig three u on of its c on of a assessed ceed four is to take S. actions in Allentown, Pa., August 31.~Tbe Demo cratic State Convention convened nt noon, with every delegation full aud a large at tendance of prominent State and lo a! poli ticians. The most conspicuous absentee was ex-Senator W. A. Wallace, whose fail ure to meet his old-time foe from the 2d congressional district, has been a marked incident of the gathering. Randall was the most interesting figure iu the Philadelphia delegation. To the surprise of nearly every body, congressman Wm. L. Scott appeared as a substitute member of the Erie delega tion. Mr. Scott's appearance as a delegate was the result of a late conference ot the anti-Randall leaders, when it was deter mined that Scott should go upon the com mittee on resolutions and contest with Randall for the chairmanship of that body. At exactly 12 o'clock, Dallas Sanders called the convention to order. Ex-Con gressmau Geo. Post was made temporary chairman. T. J. Kernan moved that when the con vention adjourns it be to meet at 3 o'clock, in order to allow' the committee on resolu tions time to prepare its report. A little scene occurred at this point, when Randall arose and suggested that the time of reconvening be fixed at 4 o'clock. When the second district congressman got upon his feet there was a warm round of ap plause. He suggested that a longer rectss would better serve the convenience of tne committee. Some one then moved that the Kernan's resolution be amended so as to make the hour 4 o'clock in accordance with Randall's proposition. When the question on the amendment was put the chair was unable to decide whether it had been carried or not. It was finally agreed to take a vote on a subsequent amendment to make it 3:30 o'clock, and this was adopted. The list of members of the commttee on resolu tions was then announced, and the conven tion adjourned until 3 30. The committee resolutions met at once. j 5 3 on resolutions met at once. On motion of Randall, Wm. L. Scott was made chairman and a sub-committee of six was appointed by the chairman to prepare a report for the consideration of the gen eral committee, which meets in an hour. The sub committee is constituted as fol lows: W. L. Scott, Samuel J. Randall, ex Gov. Curtin, R. E. Wright, S. T. Neal and J. B. Storm. This indicates that two plat lorms will De submitted to the convention and a fight will be held on the floor. BANK THIEF. A Clerk Absconds With Bonds. Money and Saco, Maine, August 31.—The biggest sensation Saco has ever experienced de veloped this morning when it was learned that the Saco & Biddeford Savings Institu tion had seriously suffered financially through a young clerk, who has absconded. Frank C. McNeilly, 19 years old, has mys teriously disappeared, taking with him $3,500 in cash, United States bonds to the amount of $185,000 and railroad, munic' pal and other bonds amounting to $9,000. It is thought he left town Monday after noon. Yet the bank officers and family have kept the matter so quiet that the news did not leak out till tbis morning. President Goodale says the loss is so much less than the surplus that the bauk will be perfectly safe, even if the amount taken by the absconder is never recovered. The United States bonds are registered and cannot possibly be used by the thief. CONFIDENCE OPERATIONS. The Work of New York Sharpers. New York, August 31.—Yesterday Judge Donohue signed an order of arrest for Albert Netter in a suit against him and his brother to recover a claim of about $45,000. Their bail was fixed to-day at $30,000. The action against Netter was brought by a member of the firm of Davis & Freeman. The plaintiffs set forth that the firm of Netter & Co. represented to them as well as many other people who borrowed money of them, that they were engaged in loaning large sums of money for institutions and wealthy individuals which and who were willing to accept a lower rate of interest than was then the ruling on condition that the collateral should be first-class and that the magin between the amount advanced upon the securities and the market price should be wide. In this way Netter & Co. got pos sesion of a large amount of securities, which they were able to re hypothecate for much more money than they had ad vanced upon them. They pocketed the difference and when detected absconded. Died from Hydrophobia. London, August 26-Viscoant Doneraile, who was attacked by hydrophobia, result ing from the bite of a fox received last January, is dead. NEW MEXICO TRAGEDY. Fatal Quarrel Over Mining Property. Denver, Col., August 30.—The Republi can8 Santa Fespecial says : Two years ago Albert A. Mead came from Iowa and located mines at Good Hope, near Très Pie deras, N. M. A short time after the loca tion of the claims, Albert Mead, iu com pany with Fred, and Harvey Mead, his kinsman from Aleda, Illinois, and Frank Riedel and G. Smith, of Chicago, incorpor ated the property under the laws of Illi nois, under the name of the Las Luces Milling & Mining Company. A mill was erected and the mines worked until a few months ago, when Albert Mead became dissatisfied, claiming that the company were attempting to swindle him out of his share of the property. He brought suit to regain possession of the property aud went to Santa Fe to live. On Wednesday he left Santa Fe for Meadville, for the purpose of securing some papers he had left in the company's bunk house, and which were needed in his suit. Albert Mead first made known his presence. Fred. Mead and M. Hands were in Très Piederas on Friday morning and were returning to the camp. When their team was within about fifty yards of the company's cabin, Albert stepped out from behind some brush, Win chester in hand, and ordered a halt. Al bert then called to Hands and ordered him to call Harvey Mead and Joe Downing out of the cabin until he (Albert) could search for some papers and money which he had concealed therein. About thi^time Harvey Mead and Downing beard the conversation and came out ot the cabin. As they .ap peared Albert fired and Downing fell dead. A second shot Irom his Winchester killed Harvey Mead. Turning toward the wagon, Albert then opened fire oh the occupants thereof, his first shot fatally wounding Hands. By this time Fred. Mead had secured a sixshooter, which Hands had, and attempted to fire at Albert Mead, but the weapon snapped and could not be dis charged. Albert fired at Fred, five times in rapid succession, and while he was thus engaged Fred. Mead was running toward him. Finally the two desperadoes clinched and a struggle ensued, for the possession of the weapon of death. At last Fred. Mead got the Winchester from Albert and with it shot him thiongh the heart. Hands died five hours later. Albert A. Mead's Iwiciy was buried face downward, and the remains of the other three were interred at Tres Piederas. The coroner's investigation re sulted in the acquittal of Fred. Mead. Live Stock. Chicago, August 25. —Cattle steady j 7,000 head and 3@5 Receipts shade higher. Stockers Montaua-Texans and 20 ® Shipping steers feeders 2® 3 36; 3.25. Sheep—Receipts 7,000 head ; steady for best, 250®4.10 ; common dull, 2 15®3; western lower, 3 firstname.lastname@example.org ; Texans 2.70® 3.70. Chicago, August 29.—Cattle—Receipts 12.000 ; steady for best, others shade lower ; fancy 5.25@5 50; shipping steers 3 20® 5.15 ; Stockers and feeders 2 00®3 25 ; Texans 2 50® 3 30 ; western rangers shade lower, 2 00®3 GO. Sheep—Receipts 8,000 ; shade lower ; natives 2 25®412'. ; western 3 60®3.65; Texans 3.00®3.50. Chicago, August 30.—Cattle—Receipts, 10,000; weaker; shipping steers, 3 25® 5 25; stockers and feeders, 2® 3 20; Texas cattle, 1.70® 3 25; western cattle, 2 GO® 3 50. Sheep.—Receipts, 5,000; strong; Datives, 2.75® 415; western, 3(^375; Texans, 2.80® 3 G5. A special cablegram from London to the Drover» Journal quotes a heavy supply of American cattle; very best steers 11 cents per pound, estimated dead weight. per pound, estimated dead weight. Wool Market. New York, August 30.—Wool and weak. Philadelphia, unchanged. Boston, August 30.—Wool .is in fair de mand. is quiet August 30.—Wool is Clearing House Report. Boston, August 28.—A table computed from dispatches to the Rost show that the gross exchanges for the week ending August 27th were $795,218,000 an increase of 3.9 per cent, over the corresponding week of last year. Assignment. Philadelphia, August 30.—The as signment of Robert Powells, Sons & Co., extensive!coal and iron operators, has just been announced. Elmira, N. Y., August 25.—The whole sale grocery house of Eormore failed this morning. Liabilities $80,000. Smote with Fire. Lev ANNA, O., August 30.—Over twenty dwelling houses, besides a large mill known as the Boyd Manufacturing Co., were de stroyed by yesterday's fire. The town is almost ruined. Loss, $100,000 ; insurance pyfct. Convention Call. Saratoga, N. Y., August 30.—The Democratic State Committee have issued a call for a convention to nominate State officers, to meet at Saratoga September 27th. Appointment. Washington, August 30.—The Presi dent to-day appointed Prof. G. Brown Goode, assistant director of the National Museum, to be Commissioner of fish and fisheries, vice Prof. S. L. Baird, deceased. English Opinion of the Manitoba Trouble. London, August 30.—The Standard , re ferring to the Manitoba railway trouble, says : The more clearly the rights of the question are understood the more emphatic will be the opinion here that the Mani tobians are trying to derive an unfair ad vantage from their geographical position. The best prospect for a settlement lies in the direction of a compromise, which as a preliminary ought to be the immediate suspension of operations on the Manitoba railway line. No efforts shonld he spared to conciliate the Manitobans, but they must be made to confirm their duties as British subjects and Canadian citizens. B. A O. Express Business Sold. New Y'ork, August 31—Official an nouncement was made to-day by the presi dent of the United States Express Co. that the plant, franchise, and business of the Baltimore & Ohio Express had been sold to the United States Company for a period of thirty years. The agreement was consum mated last week and the transfer will take effect to-morrow. Negotiations for the sale had been pending for about a month, hav ing begun with president Garrett before his departure for Europe. It is stated on Wall stieet that the price paid was $2,500, 000, of which $1,000,000 was paid in cash and $1,500,000 in United States Express stock. This acquisition adds about 5,000 more miles of territory to the 15,000 miles already operated by .the U. S. Express Co., and makes it the most powerful company in America. Emperor's Visit. Copenhagen, Angnst 26.— The Czar and Czarina and family arrived here to day in the imperial yacht. T. P. FULLER. (Snceeotsor to Hem y Y*rgy.) oc III .J < III Û w « & 4 « £ * I * a & a H A H wl m « > 9 'V, I o M H m Builders, Miners and Blacksmiths Supplies. HARDWOOD WAGON MATERIAL a specialty. Main Street, two doorN Iront Grand Central Hotel. Established 1864. A. <J. CLARKE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. C. CURTIN. CLARKE, CONRAD k CURTIN. Importers of and Jobbers and Setail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. G. Mcr ! s Cincinnati yrongM Ir e n Ranges fo r Hotels and Family Use. Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nail?, Mill Supplies. Hoes, Belt ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, Centennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Etc., Etc. VivitorN to llie City arc respectfully invite«! to call an* ami prices before purchasing'. I'.xamine our Good* ALL ORDRES RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. CLÂRKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 and 34)Main Street, ----- Helena, W, T. s/cTàshby & oo. Dealers in WAGONS, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, ETC. We respectfully call your attention to the following list of Standard Goods : Milebell Farm anil Spring Wagons: Mmldnkcr Bros." Fine Furring«-*. F.uk gi«-H anil Buckboards; Frazil-« It or «I Faria: Di-t-ringr Binders nuit Nomrai Pennsylvania Fawn Mowers: J. I*. Ibcmns A Sons" Sulky Hay Rakes: Fürst A Bradley Sulkey and Gang Plows * nlttvaiors and Hatn ws: Nfttndaitl Disk Harrows: Planet, jr. Garden Brills. Cultivators and Horse Hoes : GrassNeed Sowers; Victor Feed Mills : Horse r-owers ai.d Grinding: Mills: Hand-Kalics. F'orks, Shovels, Spoil« s. Mattocks anil Hoes: Porcelain Fined Pniitp* him» Tub ing:: Chicago Tong ne Scrapers: Columbia W heel an«l BragScropers : Railroad Grading: Plows : Barb Wire: Bailing Wire : Binding Tw ine : Heavy anil I.iglit Team Harness; Single ahd Double Buggy Harness: Horse B'ankefs, Whips Fnp Robes : Tents and Awnings Buggy, t ar ringe anil W agon « overs : Fie.. Kte*. Togttier w ith a full line of Xxtraa and Kepairs for Wagon», Carriages. Bog gles, Binders and all Machiney. Orders by Mail receive prompt attention. North Main Street, Helena, Montana. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER. CARPETS, -a.CTX> HOUSE F URNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line ot* the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. A T T E IN r r X O JNi Purchasers of CARPETS, WALL PAPER, and HOU8E FURN ISHING GOODS, Will Save Money by awaiting the arrival of A. P. «'I'RTIVK NEW STOCK. Nothing like it ever before shipped to this market. Died. Chicago, August 28. —Hon. Geo. Gard ner, for several years Judge of the Su preme Court of this city, died to-day. Atlanta, Ga., Angnst 28. —Judge Sam uel Hall, of the State Supreme Court, died to-day. Assignment. St. Louis, August 28.—Rodney D. Wells proprietor of the oldest queensware and glass honse in the city, made an assignment yesterday. His assets consists of stock valued at $20,000. Liabilities not stated. Largest Passenger List. New York, August 28.—The steamer Umbria to-day lauded 631 first-class cabin passengers, the largest number ever brought over on a trans-Atlantic steamer. Fire. Youngstown, Ohio, August 28.— The extensive bridge works of Morse Bros, was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss is estimated at $100,000 ; insurance $98,1*00. Boycott Endorsed. New York, August 28.—The Central Labor Union to-day endorsed the boycott on the Fuller & Warren company, stove mannfactnrers, and on Kennonse, Kleinele & Co., brash mannfactnrers, of Baltimore, Maryland. - Reception of Hon. P. T. Collins. Boston, August 28.—A reception under the auspices of the municipal council of Irish National Leagne was tendered Hon. Patrick T. Collins at the Boston Theatre to-night. Mayor O'Brien presided and Mr. Collins made a lengthy address on the Irish situation, and predicted a triumph for home rule and a change in the govern ment of Ireland within two years. Reso lutions were adopted denouncing the proc lamation of the Leagne and pledging the meeting to the support of the home rule movement. Killed aud Wounded in the Indian Fight. Denver, August 27.—A telegram just received from Rangley, via Glenwood, says: The only man known to have been killed in the fight Thursday was Jack Ward, who was buried to-day. The wounded on our side are Lieut. Folsom, of Aspen ; Edward Foltz, of Aspen ; L. Stewart, of Lead ville; Dick Caffery, of Leadville ; the latter not seriously, and Dr. Dumont, of Meeker, Col., mortally. Appointment by the President. Washington, August 27.— The Presi dent has appointed Robert A. Cowley, of Mississippi, to be marshal ot the U. ^ • Consular Court, at Ningpo, China.